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China: Release Tibetan monks from incommunicado detention

  Early this month, two Tibetan monks were arbitrarily arrested for carrying out lone protests on different dates in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Their current whereabouts remains unknown. Local security forces took Dorjee Rabten, 23, away on 5 September when he staged protest in Ngaba County town. It is not known what slogans he shouted and how he carried out the protest. Rabten, a monk at the local Kirti Monastery, is a native of Meruma Town in Ngaba County. A monk by the name of Lobsang Dawa was his teacher at …

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Chinese authorities detain father of Tibetan man who died of self-immolation protest on Christmas Eve

A Tibetan man succumbed to burn injuries early morning on 24 December after he committed self-immolation to protest repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Meanwhile Chinese authorities have detained the deceased’s father on unknown charges. Konpey, 30, carried out the self-immolation protest at around 6 pm on 23 December in Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. A 6-second video footage that has become available on social media shows Konpey wrapped in flames and running while a Tibetan woman witnessing the scene is heard crying and supplicating …

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Tibetan self-immolator released from prison after six years with one leg missing

One of the two Tibetan monks who staged a twin-self-immolation protest in 2011 was released from prison late last month after having one of his legs amputated. Lobsang Kunchok was released on 28 March from Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province and has since been kept under strict surveillance at his home in Meruma Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Post release, Lobsang Kunchok is subjected wide-ranging restrictions and confined to his home. He is not allowed to join his monastery or visit the County town. Friends and relatives are barred from …

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